November 2012

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ABA Journal Blawg 100

In an embarrassing repeat of its mistake from last year, and also the year before that, the ABA Journal has again picked Lowering the Bar as one of its top 100 legal blogs. I still suspect this is largely due to the…




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UPDATE: Manatee Rider Arrested

Florida sources report that the woman who was accused in October of manatee harassment (for riding one) has been arrested. At the time, officials had not yet decided whether to charge the manatee rider under the Florida law that makes it illegal…



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Another Thing You Can’t (Legally) Drive Drunk: Wheelchair

This isn't the first motorized-wheelchair-DWI case by any means, nor is it especially recent, but I don't think I have "wheelchair DWI" in the database yet so I'm reporting this one anyway. The culprit in this case also gets bonus…


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San Francisco Passes Weiner Proposal

Well, by the narrowest of margins (6-5), San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted on November 20 to pass Supervisor Scott Weiner's controversial ordinance requiring people to wear pants in public. Under the newly added Police Code Section 154: A person…


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If You’re Greek, Someone Probably Just Stole Your Identity

Potential math-test question for Greek children: If someone steals nine million computer files containing the personal data of Greek citizens, and the population of Greece is 11 million, what percentage of Greek citizens have had their personal data stolen? The…



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These Are Their Data: How Every Law & Order Episode Ended

At the aptly named but also very cool site Overthinking It, they have finished what was apparently a two-year-long effort to compile the results of all 456 episodes of Law & Order and plug that into a spreadsheet for analysis. You might…